Online Google Dictionary

reticence 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
  1. reserve: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
  2. (reticent) temperamentally disinclined to talk
  3. (reticent) restrained: cool and formal in manner
  4. (reticent) reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  5. Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.
  6. the avoidance of saying too much; a silent nature
  7. (reticent) Keeping one's thoughts and opinions to oneself; reserved or restrained
  8. (reticent) uncommunicative, quiet, restrained
  9. (Reticent) A wine that is not exhibiting much aroma or bouquet characteristics perhaps due to its youth. It can be described as the sense that a wine is "holding back".
  10. (Reticent) means silent or reserved, not unwilling. [So, you probably are not reticent to go out to dinner with a client.]
  11. (reticent) (adj) - reluctant; quiet, reserved
  12. (reticent) Moderately laid-back. Describes the sound of a system whose frequency response is dished-down through the midrange. The opposite of forward.
  13. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily. "But there was a new reticence to Khanum Taheri's demeanor” (157).